A 70 year tradition to say the Lord’s Prayer During Graduation Commencement Stopped after a threat to Remove Funding? Watch how the Graduating Class Responds?


LISTEN NOW! After beginning at a school with a decade’s long tradition, can you imagine it all stopping when it was your time to graduate? That is exactly what took place for the graduating class of East Liverpool High School in East Liverpool, Ohio. East Liverpool has continued the tradition of the graduating class singing the Lord’s Prayer during their commencement ceremony for 70 years. According to WTOV9, the prayer “was removed after the school received a notice from the Wisconsin based group ‘The Freedom Foundation of Separation of Church and State’”. That was all it took.

When President of the Board of Education, Larry Walton was confronted with the issue, he replied, “OK. We’ll just not do it anymore…We don’t have a lot of money, quite frankly we’d rather pay teachers than lawyers.” Considering the quick response from administrators, the graduating seniors weren’t so quick to follow suit. During their commencement ceremony, the entire graduating class responded in their own way. Unaware to all of those in attendance, the class began to share the Lord’s Prayer. As they finished their 70-year tradition, the auditorium was promptly filled with a standing ovation by parents and attendees.

 

This is such a powerful display of what God is doing in this generation. It is so encouraging to see those who know what their First Amendment right is and to boldly stand up for what they believe in; regardless of who is against them. This generation is beginning to get it. This serves as a reminder to never let anyone say speaking of Jesus is wrong or a bad thing. See how the Vice President of the class responded, more from the administrators, the class carrying out their tradition, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: education, school, seniors, faith, boldness, and character. Greg shared in this segment.

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